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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 22, 2018

February Grand Jury

Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 40 indictments charging 40 defendants. Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

*          Hugo Dominguez Alvarez,  age 33, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry of a previously removed Alien after deportation on or about January 22, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Heather Christensen, age 46, of Plattsmouth, NE is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine beginning on or about July 1, 2017, and continuing to on or about October 5, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on or about October 5, 2017. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about October 4, 2017.

 *          Douglas Eckhardt, age 66, of Rock Island, Illinois is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendant with interstate travel in aid of racketeering activities from on or about January 1, 2017, and continuing to on or about September 20, 2017. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count II charges the defendant with conspiracy to distribute marijuana beginning on or about January 1, 2017, and continuing to on or about September 20, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about September 20, 2017.

 *          Jade Good, age 31, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment. Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine between on or about January 18, 2018 and January 21, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with using, carrying, or possessing a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime on or about January 21, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life consecutive imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release and $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about January 21, 2018.

*          Jesse Jura, age 32, of Omaha, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm on or about December 23, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Justin C. McCoy, age 29, of Omaha, is charged in a five-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with bank robbery on or about January 13, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count II of the Indictment charges defendant with brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence on or about January 13, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 7 years-Life years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with bank robbery on or about January 14, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count IV of the Indictment charges defendant with brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence on or about January 14, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 7 years-Life years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Count V of the Indictment charges the defendant with bank robbery on or about January 14, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count VI of the Indictment charges defendant with brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence on or about January 14, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 7 years-Life years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Kevin Mitchell, age 32, of Omaha, is charged with robbery at Walgreens on or about January 17, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Vicente Montalvo-Rodriguez, age 35, is charged in a three-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with sexual abuse or attempted sexual abuse of an incapable victim on or about the year 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 5 years term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with sexual abuse or attempted sexual abuse of a minor child on or about the year 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 5 years-Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment. Count III of the Indictment charges the defendant with abusive sexual contact of a minor child on or about the year 2015.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 5 term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment.

*          Rene Orrostieta-Rodriguez,  age 45, is charged with illegal reentry of a previously removed Alien after deportation on or about February 14, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Antonio Paiz Bautista,  age 46, of Omaha, is charged with illegal reentry of a previously removed Alien after deportation on or about February 2, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 2 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 1 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Rosalio Perez, age 32, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with distribution of child pornography on or about April 18, 2016, and continuing to July 3, 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15-40 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 5 years-Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment with an additional special assessment of $5,000.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession of child pornography on or about July 3. 2016.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10-20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 5 years-Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment with an additional special assessment of $5,000.

*          Hoguer Pineda Soria,  age 29, of Los Fresnos, Texas, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about November 21, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Lawrence R. Quignon, age 51, of Omaha, is charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I of the Indictment charges the defendant with distribution of child pornography on or about April 19, 2017, and continuing to October 15, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 15-40 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 5 years-Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment with an additional special assessment of $5,000.  Count II of the Indictment charges the defendant with possession of child pornography on or about January 26, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10-20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, 5 years-Life term of supervised release, a $100 special assessment with an additional special assessment of $5,000.

*          Sergio Solache-Valle,  age 41, of Holdrege, NE, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following a felony conviction on or about December 27, 2017.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Angela Vandervoort, age 40, of Papillion and Jason Sprinkel, age 45, of Papillion are charged in a two-count Indictment.  Count I charges the defendants with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) beginning on or about October, 2017, and continuing to on or about January 18, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  Count II charges the defendants with possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) on or about January 18, 2018. The maximum possible penalty if convicted is Life imprisonment, a $10,000,000 fine, a 5 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.  There is also an allegation to forfeit United States currency seized on or about January 18, 2018.

 *          Marvin Andres Vanegas-Gonzalez, age 47, of Lincoln, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following an aggravated felony conviction on or about February, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

*          Luis Francisco Vega-Lopez, age 30, is charged with illegal reentry after deportation following an aggravated felony conviction on or about January 25, 2018.  The maximum possible penalty if convicted is 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a 3 year term of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.

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Updated February 23, 2018